Utah's 7 Best Rock Crawling trails

What are the 7 Best Rockcrawling Trails in Utah?

  • Pritchett Canyon (Moab)

    Votes: 19 95.0%
  • Moab Rim (Moab)

    Votes: 8 40.0%
  • Rusty Nail (Moab)

    Votes: 13 65.0%
  • Hanging Tree (Ephraim)

    Votes: 10 50.0%
  • The Maze (Sand Hollow)

    Votes: 11 55.0%
  • Nasty Half (Sand Hollow)

    Votes: 7 35.0%
  • Hells Revenge (Moab)

    Votes: 9 45.0%
  • Helldorado (Moab)

    Votes: 9 45.0%
  • Coyote Canyon (Moab)

    Votes: 10 50.0%
  • Double Sammy (Sand Hollow)

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • West Rim (Sand Hollow)

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • Rattlesnake & Constrictor (Five Mile Pass)

    Votes: 2 10.0%
  • Plan B (Sand Hollow)

    Votes: 6 30.0%
  • Rear Steer (Moab)

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • Kane Creek (Moab)

    Votes: 5 25.0%

  • Total voters
    20

Greg

Are you not entertained?!
Admin
What would you say are the 7 Best Rock Crawling trails in Utah? Rate them 1 thru 7, in your opinion. Lets hear what you think! Current open & legal trails.... what's your opinion?
 

Herzog

somewhat damaged
Admin
Location
Kamas, UT
I'm way out of the loop but I'd say
  1. Pritchett
  2. Helldorado
  3. Coyote
  4. Rusty nail
  5. Green day
  6. Pinnacle? I can't remember the name, but it's in price
  7. Upinya
I agree with 1-5, except helldorado is currently closed and possibly will only be member accessible in the future I’m guessing.

Edit: Green Day too :(
 

kmboren

Well-Known Member
Location
Southern Utah
I am in Southern Utah so I am biased. I really like the following in no particular order of favorites. They are all great.
Maze
Plan B
The Squeeze
Hanging tree trail
Pritchett canyon
Rusty nail
Moab rim
 

thefirstzukman

Finding Utah
Supporting Member
Haven’t run any of the Southern Utah trails but when it comes to rock crawling trails Moab comes into mind because of the views and variety. To me a good Rock Crawling trails is more than just a hard trail.

  1. Golden Spike
  2. Pritchett Canyon
  3. Rusty Nail
  4. Devils Race Track
  5. Elephant Hill
  6. Moab Rim
  7. Hells Revenge
 

Herzog

somewhat damaged
Admin
Location
Kamas, UT
Is bfe closed now? What happened?
Ego happened. We'll see where it goes...

 

ChestonScout

opinions are like Jeeps..
Location
Clinton, Ut
1-rear steer
2-sandthrax
3-hanging tree
4-Pritchett canyon
5-golden spike
6-hells revenge
7-Snakes

Coyote canyon would be on the list but I have never run it

Actually kind of hard with BFE closed
 

TurboMinivan

Still plays with cars
Location
Lehi, UT
Of the "difficult rock crawling" trails I've run in Utah, Hanging Tree is my #1 favorite. Note that there are still a number of trails around Moab that I have not run or even seen, such as Pritchett or Rusty Nail... and I've never seen anything in Price, Delta or southern Utah.
 

Hickey

The Dark One
Supporting Member
Of the "difficult rock crawling" trails I've run in Utah, Hanging Tree is my #1 favorite. Note that there are still a number of trails around Moab that I have not run or even seen, such as Pritchett or Rusty Nail... and I've never seen anything in Price, Delta or southern Utah.
You should run Pritchett, I think you would enjoy it. Your setup should handle it just fine.

I've definitely not run every rock crawling trail in Utah. My opinion on the best of them is...

1-Golden Spike. It is the holy trinity of rock crawling in Utah for me. It was the first trail I ever ran in Moab in 1997 and it never fails to deliver

2-Pritchett Canyon. Such beauty, such iconic obstacles. I wish it was still the same as it was 20 years ago, but it's still a great trail.

3-Hells Revenge. Nothing introduces you to Moab like this trail. I may never run it again though, as it's been completely taken over by sxs traffic and many of them are absolute dicks if they have to wait 30 seconds behind your group.

4-Hanging Tree. Smack dab in the middle of the state, and it's always changing.

5-Top of the World. You can't beat that view.

6-Black Dragon Canyon. There's a freakin dragon! Come on!

7-Rattlesake/Constrictor. It's the local trail that we adopted and even named.
 

TurboMinivan

Still plays with cars
Location
Lehi, UT
You should run Pritchett, I think you would enjoy it. Your setup should handle it just fine.
For my first time on Pritchett, I would like to ride along as a passenger with someone so I can see what I'd be getting in to. I've wanted to do this for my last three EJS, but it just hasn't happened. Maybe this year?
 

Hickey

The Dark One
Supporting Member
Where can I find more info about this one? I've tried googling it with not much success as to where exactly it's at, stops, and starts.
It's not a difficult trail. Runs parallel to I-70 on the north side, maybe 1/8 mile north. From Green River, head for the westbound view area just before the San Rafael reef. Dive off the interstate at a gate in the fencing just east of that view area.

Black Dragon Canyon
Green River, UT 84525
 

RockChucker

English is important. Engineering is importanter.
Location
Highland
  1. Pritchett Canyon
  2. The Maze
  3. West Rim (with the bonus lines)
  4. Nasty Half (on my short list of to dos)
  5. Double Sammy (with the bonus lines)
  6. Rear Steer (Big Balls? Haven't run this, but want to)
  7. Lots of stuff in BFE that will probably never be accessible ever again.

Really Sand Hollow has so much to offer. And with BFE being closed...I'm probably done with Moab for a few years and will be focusing on exploring out more of sand hollow. There are so many trails that I want to run down there that are short, potent and action packed.
 
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